Sinead O’Connor Says She’s Suicidal And Living Alone In A Motel

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Sinead O’Connor has released a 12-minute video saying she is ‘suicidal’, ‘alone’ and living out of a motel in the ‘arse end of New Jersey’.

Fears are growing for the 50-year-old mother-of-four, who rose to fame with her hauntingly beautiful vocals in the 1990s. O’Connor was diagnosed with bi-polar more than a decade ago and has struggled with depression and post traumatic stress for years.

The Irish musician has shared a heart-wrenching insight into mental illness, saying she is ‘fighting like all the millions of people’ who are doing their best everyday to overcome stigma.


O’Connor said:

And there’s absolutely nobody in my life except my doctor, my psychiatrist – the sweetest man on earth, who says I’m his hero – and that’s about the only fucking thing keeping me alive at the moment… and that’s kind of pathetic.

I want everyone to know what it’s like, that’s why I’m making this video. Mental illness, it’s like drugs, it doesn’t give a shit who you are, and equally what’s worse, it’s the stigma, it doesn’t give a shit who you are.

Suddenly all the people who are supposed to be loving you and taking care of you are treating you like shit. It’s like a witch hunt.

You can watch her admissions in the footage below:


Posted by Sinead O'Connor on Thursday, 3 August 2017

Many of Sinead’s fans were quick to offer support and kind words for the troubled singer, who has recently been hospitalised for kidney stones,¬†at this difficult time.

If any of the issues have affected you, or you’re having suicidal thoughts, please don’t suffer in silence. Call Samaritans on their free, anonymous hotline on: 116 123.